Mark Wahlberg Signs on for Icelandic Thriller Remake

October 7, 2009  |  12:30pm
Mark Wahlberg has agreed to star in and produce a remake of the popular Iceland thriller, Reykjavic-Rotterdam.

The film centers on a freight-ship worker who is fired for smuggling alcohol in between cities. Continuing to work as a low-paid security guard, his best friend sways him to be a part of one last heist.

The 2008 Oskar Jonasson-directed Reykjavic-Rotterdam has already won five Eda kudos awards at the Icelandic film awards. It will be presented to the Oscars this year as Iceland's foreign language film submission.

Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) is set to write the script for the remake, a project of Working Title Films, according to Variety.

Every the busy man, you can look for Wahlberg in Peter Jackson's upcoming adaptation of The Lovely Bones and Shawn Levy's comedy Date Night.

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